This has been a a great movie for entertainment the few times we've watched it. You can't really go wrong with a slightly goofy comedy with Clooney. This movie is based on true events, and from what we've been able to find has a pretty entertaining history when it comes to the truth when we've done research about it.
A top-secret wing of the military is run by Jeff Bridges. He was paid for a couple decades to go around the country and research truth, love, finding peace, and searching for inner powers. When he returns, he is given a company of men to train in the powers of the mind. The whole story revolves around a reporter (McGregor) who is following Clooney around to try and get this story from him about his past and ends up going to meet this man who led this revolution in mind control and powers. Along the way, you get the back story and get to see some of the history behind it all.
This movie has many people in it including George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey. It is well worth the price to rent, and is a pretty good movie to buy as well, which, we will eventually do, because I get tired of having to rent it, ha ha. It's a great movie. I would definitely give it a chance if you're looking for something a bit different.